The United States and Russia are engaged in a geopolitical contest over the Islamic Republic of Iran – but both sides are losing, according to documentary filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author Joel Richardson, who warns President Obama that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be empowering one of the great enemies of Israel predicted by the Bible. Richardson, author of the bestselling “The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About the Real Nature of the Beast,” says the Iranians know better than almost anyone else how to take advantage of geopolitical competition. “The Iranian regime, unlike nearly any other nation, knows how to play the long game,” he said in an interview with WND. “For the past 30 years, they have been quietly and patiently extending their spidery fingers into various nations and governments throughout the earth, including Russia.” 

The Iranian government has been skillfully balancing between the United States and Israel in recent months. The Pentagon recently confirmed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard intercepted a U.S.-flagged cargo ship before seizing a Marshall Islands ship, which was under U.S. protection. However, it has not stopped negotiations between the United States and Iran to secure an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Indeed, earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry claimed, “We are, in fact, closer than ever to the good comprehensive deal that we have been seeking, and if we can get there, the entire world will be safer.” FULL REPORT